The Steve Summers Band played an amazing set at the Beer Blues Festival, kicking off with Your Funeral and My Trial by Sonny Boy Williamson. Their 30 song set list was varied, interesting, joyful and boppy; yes, the Beer dancers didn’t disappoint! Steve has penned some soulful lyrics and his own songs sit easily between great covers. Everyone loved their versions of ‘All along the watchtower’, ‘Hey Joe’, ‘White Room’, ‘Pride and Joy’, ‘Black Cat Bone’ and ‘Crossroads. Steve’s guitar-work up the frets on ‘Still Got the Blues’ swept me away. With Steve on Guitar and Vocals, Trevor Brooks on a very dependable Bass and Bob Pearce on drums (whose sticks, if they were knitting needles could whip up a jumper in no time!), this band is definitely moving on! - Helen Stiles
Beer Blues Festival Oct 2015 - Blues In Britain Dec 2015
The opening track 'Lookin' Back, Movin' On' sets the scene perfectly as the band lay down a heavy beat and Summers fires out some guitar wizardry to accompany his gritty vocals. 'Am I Losing You' is a big production slow Blues instrumental featuring excellent guitar work as Summers builds the tension. This one reminded me of Gary Moore. This is a good solid band who have produced a fine album. Anyone into the power trio approach of Cream, Hendrix, Gallagher and Larry Miller will find much to appeal here.
BLUES MATTERS (Review of the album Lookin' Back, Movin' On', excerpted from the July 2012 edition of Blues Matters Magazine
It's clear from the outset that they're looking back to that short period between 1966 and 1971 when white rock sensibility was grafted onto the culture of black music to produce the hardy blues-rock hybrid so prevalent since. The musicianship of this trio is exemplary, with powerful vocals from Steve, matched by his expert fretwork. Scott and Trevor are right on the money. Their take on Keb Mo's Dangerous Mood sees them in particularly fine form both musically and vocally. They pitch in with four well-crafted originals with 'I saw the light' standing out.
BLUES IN BRITAIN - Dec 2012 edition
Sunday afternoon's bonus set was from the Steve Summers Band....the three piece produced a muscular and varied set with some classic and some self-penned material. Jethro Tull's (via Joe Bonamassa) "New Day Yesterday" shone, and there were covers from Coco Montoya to Deep Purple. Steve has a clear gritty vocal in addition to his deft and imaginative guitar work.
Blues in Britain (Bob Chaffey) - Review of the Lakeside Blues Festival
Just heard your set at Lakeside Blues Weekend Steve. Thought you were excellent ......... Hope to see you again soon.
Just listening to a pre-release of your forth-coming album and I would like to congratulate you with a fantastic sounding, rocking piece of awesomeness! I intend to see you live at the end of the month in Abingdon!
Werner De Jong
Your new CD is awesome! I love great blues-based Rock 'n' Roll guitar and you are right up there with the best of them! I especially like your original songs. Excellent work!
Having listened to Blues/ Melodic Rock for over 40 years, this CD holds it's own with all I've heard. The musical content is out of the top drawer. These guys really know how to play the Blues!! Go and see them live, you won't be disappointed!
Had not heard much about this band and bought it on a review, glad I did never out of the car CD player now.